Australia Calls Indian Spinners To Practice For UAE Tour
By CricShots - Sep 29, 2018 4:32 pm
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In recent times, a lot of teams seem to be preferring to call uncapped players in the practice session, in order to prepare for countering any specific team or player. The similar kind of thing has been in the practice sessions of the Indian team. Rajasthan fast bowler Aniket Choudhary was called to the nets by the Indian team management to help prepare Indian batsman fight the threat of Mitchell Starc, ahead of Australia tour of India in 2016.

KK Jiyas to help Australia

This time around, the Australian team management has decided to get the services of left-arm wrist spinner K.K. Jiyas to prepare against Pakistan’s spin threat before the two-match Test match series in Dubai next month.

The 26-year-old Indian, who plays for Masters Royal Centurion CC in the Ernakulam first division league, is currently in the United Arab Emirates and will bowl to the Australian batsmen in the nets. Australia will be locking horns with Pakistan at their adopted home – the UAE. This is the second time Australia has sought the services of Jiyas.

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Talking about his experience to Sports star’s website, Jiyas said, “I am very excited to be bowling to Australian batsmen again. Sriram asked me if I was willing to come to Dubai to bowl to the Australian batsmen in the nets. I didn’t have to think much to accept the offer again.”

Australian Wicket-keeper, Tim Paine

The two-match Test series will be commencing on October 7 in Dubai, with Abu Dhabi hosting the second match from October 16. The Test series will be followed by three Twenty20 Internationals.

Pakistan have just suffered massive humiliation in the Asia Cup as they failed to reach the final after losing to Bangladesh and will be hoping to resurrect their form going into the series against Australia. However, their main concern at the moment will primarily be the 2019 World Cup, and they would have hoped to play an ODI series against Australia as well. In T20Is, Pakistan are a force to reckon with anyway.